juggling eggs

juggling eggs

Keeping a lot of state in your head while modifying a program. "Don't bother me now, I'm juggling eggs", means that an interrupt is likely to result in the program's being scrambled. In the classic first-contact SF novel "The Mote in God's Eye", by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, an alien describes a very difficult task by saying "We juggle priceless eggs in variable gravity." See also hack mode.
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But thanks to a sequence where he serenaded scrambled eggs, and dished out love advice with an analogy about juggling eggs, finalist Ovie has landed a job as a guest chef, whipping up brunch in the This Morning kitchen.
I expect that the chef will be juggling eggs, dicing ingredients, speed-cutting and using a sword for a knife.This probably takes years of practise, and Ive long come to accept that teppanyaki in Nairobi is never going to be as grand as it is in its home country.
Chef kept us entertained by juggling eggs, tossing great clouds of rice into the air, and throwing the occasional knife.
While we were eating, the chef moved on to his next display, juggling eggs. He carefully placed a whole raw egg on a spatula and deftly flipped it upwards and caught it in the crown of his hat.
Feather the clutch, tickle the throttle, dab the back brake and lean in to the turn - as easy as juggling eggs while running backwards down stairs.